Despite news reports every time it receives a hearing, nobody seems to know what the Uniform Parentage Act making its way through the Rhode Island General Assembly is really about. Advocates say it's only about updating the state's laws governing who a child's legal parents are, but it's really about a radical, anti-science revolution in how we think of the family in the United States.
Reading through the 44 pages of S2136/H7541 will leave most people's eyes blurry and unable to see the problem, even if they feel like something seems just a little bit off with deleting a whole section of state law that refers to "paternity." It ought to be bad enough that the legislation takes pains to delete biology from state law. But the radicals couldn't get through that many pages without giving the game away, and here's the tell, tucked into page 19:
Consistent with the establishment of parentage under this chapter, a court may determine that a child has more than two (2) parents if the court finds that the failure to recognize more than two (2) parents would be detrimental to the child.
Yes, that means what you think it means. If a judge decides, based on vague reasons, that it would be detrimental to a child not to have three, four, or a dozen parents listed on his or her birth certificate, then it will be done.
Remember when the activists were acting like it was crazy for people to suggest that same-sex marriage might lead to legalized polygamy?
If these bills pass, weakening yet another of the cultural safeguards that took centuries for Western Civilization to figure out and enshrine, remember who edged us along the path of radical social decay:
- House bill sponsor Democrat Representative Carol Hagan McEntee (District 33, Narragansett and South Kingstown)
- Senate bill sponsor Democrat Senator Erin Lynch Prata (District 31, Warwick and Cranston)
- Democrat Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello (District 15, Cranston)
- Democrat Senate President Dominick Ruggerio (District 4, North Providence)
- All of the state Senators who voted for the bill.
- All of the state Representatives who might vote for the bill.
- And of course, Democrat Governor Gina Raimondo.
The fact that nobody has mentioned this part of the bill (including the journalists who've seemed unusually interested in it) suggests that many of the legislators know not what they do. That's no excuse.